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21 Apr Bali – A Breakdown For Absolute First-timers

Bali, a warm tropical island situated in the center of the biggest archipelago, Indonesia. Time and again, people have referred to it as the “island of the Gods” for a number of reasons. It is the only Hindu island among 18,302 islands in the biggest Islamic country on Earth, so it really it quite special how they have preserved its culture throughout the centuries.
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It could be an overwhelming destination for visitors as it offers so many possibilities for different kinds of travelers. Each district is unique on its own so feel free to move around and discover new places everyday to find your perfect haven.
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Here’s a breakdown of Bali’s most popular places for first-time travelers:

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Kuta & Legian
Everyone’s first stop is Kuta, where you’ll find an overwhelming choice of international cuisine and the best hotels in Bali. The best deals in shopping for your souvenirs as it is home to upscale malls and huge outlet stores on Jalan Ngurah Rai that offer up to 90% discount! You read that right. Spend a few days learning how to surf on Kuta beach and mingle with travelers from around the world at Hard Rock Hotel Bali before you  move on to your next destination.
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Seminyak
Check out hispter cafés, co-working spaces and trendy boutique shops.  Catch Ombak Bali, an international surf film fest every August. For a whole week, watch epic indie movies and documentaries about the surf lifestyle on a big screen set up right on the beach every night. Come early with your box of pizza secure your bean bags for the night.
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Echo, Canggu, Berawa
If you don’t want to go far from Kuta but are craving for calmer beach vibe, take your motorbike or walk 2 kilometers north to hit Echo beach. Visit a Balinese temple right on the beach and have a scrumptious meal at Scallywags on a Sunday. Reward yourself with some of their chocolate truffles for desert. Walk up the coastline to hip Canggu beach to watch kiteboarders and surfers share the waves. Om Café is a cool place to chill out and offers healthy options on their menu.
Jimbaran
Run across this vast coastline from the fish market all the way to the restaurants that specialize in seafood. Have some fresh fish, crabs and lobsters grilled for dinner while watching the lovely sky turn orange everyday. Pamper yourself at one of the world-class luxury spas for a special occasion.
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Dreamland
Fine white sand covers this huge reef break. Set up your sarong on the far north of Dreamland where the crowds are too lazy to go. There is only one cafe on the beach so best to pass by Nirmala Supermarket and bring your own picnic. There are quite a few surf breaks on Dreamland on a good day. As always, consult the lifeguards about the surf conditions first.
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Bingin
Check out beautiful Mü and Temple Lodge for delicious European cuisine, yoga classes and spa. Walk down the steep stairway to heaven which leads down to Bingin beach and a surf break fondly called Impossibles. Your efforts are rewarded as soon as you start seeing the vast ocean view from up above. Many surfers wear helmets to protect themselves from the reef! There are more than a dozen places on the shore with stunning views starting at IDR 150,000.
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Balangan
Balangan is a backpacker’s haven! Walk to the far right of the cliff for a stunning bird’s eye view of the beach. There are about a dozen places to stay at right on the shore. If you’re not too comfortable surfing an unfamiliar reef break, consult the locals first. Everyone who gets a good ride gets their photos taken, thanks to the pro photographers shooting continuously with 600mm telephoto lenses. After your surf sesh, ask for a copy of you photos for a fee and don’t hesitate to bargain for a good deal.
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Padang-Padang
It’s a really small beach so it gets crowded but the vibe is still cool and laid back. The walk through the dark cave leading down the beach is quite an adventure. Some parts are only wide enough for one person so give way. There are no accommodations on the beach, a few warungs and a tent that sells local T-shirts of about IDR 50,000, far cheaper than any cliché brands. Surf competitions are always held here for its favorable surf conditions.
Greenbowl
A 15-minute motorcycle ride from the main road Jalan Uluwatu takes you east to Greenbowl. Drive through an upscale village with lovely mansions. When the waves aren’t pumping in the west, the east coast of Bali has some great surf spots as well. This spot is notorious for shark and dolphin sightings.
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Uluwatu
Walk through a jungle of warungs and have a Bintang while watching pro surfers get stoked at the southernmost point of Bali. They stay at Uluwatu Surf Villas and drink at Single Fin. A trip to Uluwatu temple is spiritual. Catch the Kecac dance at sunset. No worries if you’re not dressed appropriately, sarongs can be borrowed for a small donation. Watch out for the monkeys stealing your stuff! A stunning view awaits when you get to the edge of the cliff and you are left speechless.
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Ubud
A strong hippie vibe radiates through this small town with yoga studios, vegan cafés and spas. Take a scenic walk and have lunch at Sari Organik for delicious local cuisine. Shop at the local market for all kinds of art and souvenirs. Explore Goa Gajah, an interesting archaeological site or trek through the rice terraces and bike nearby villages. Take a dip at the Tirta Empul to purify your soul.
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